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Jawa
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Joined: Mar 09, 2005
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From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2005-03-18 11:02 am   Permalink

Since I have basically just started collecting, I do not have any "wow" stories. But, over the weekend I managed to find about 10 albums and 1 cd perusing through a few thrift and records stores. I don't think any of them are rare, but I will post pics when I get home.
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johntiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
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From: MD
Posted: 2005-03-18 11:56 am   Permalink

Check out page 51 in Tiki Finds for more information...

<I deleted my original post because I was able to track down information from those who know a lot more than I do!>


I thought I had read somewhere that there was an uproar that they were going to start selling mass-carved Phillipino versions therefore making the locally produced product more expensive to tourists who might want to bring a souvenir home.

My Moai is pretty basic but Frogman's is the Moai I really want. Don't get me wrong I love my little guy but I'm still gonna keep my eyes open for the fancier version.
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1099
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2005-03-20 3:58 pm   Permalink



Finally bought the ubiquitous fork and spoon at half price day at Value Village (not worth fighting the crowds and the long wait in line for the small amount I saved)

Two mugs from the Hawaiian Inn, Daytona Beach. At $15 for the pair they were rather expensive for Goodwill, I thought, but I snatched em up because we don't see many mugs from Florida here.

A monkeypod bowl with a tiki handle.




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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1319
From: Calgary
Posted: 2005-03-20 7:39 pm   Permalink

Nice finds Sweet DT! I realized that if I saw a vintage ceramic tiki mug in the wild somewhere, I would most likely pay up to $10 each (regardless of what it was). So $15 for the 2 is still a great deal IMHO. Hell, you got 2 of 'em, I'll give you $10 for one of 'em. It's a design I don't have...
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3293
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-03-21 12:42 pm   Permalink

Great finds everyone! I would probably pay up to $10 or $15 for a vintage mug in the wild I don't have, but it depends on the mug. (probably wouldn't pay that for a coconut, unless it said something neat)

I've been away from my regular haunts since last week, but I did have some great tiki 'buys' yesterday.

I visited
Funhauser Decor over in Vancouver and brought back a Kava bowl, a set of Mar Tikis, and an Ape Mug, as well as two of Heather Watt's prints.(The Sleeping Volcano & Dinner in Beverly Hills) They need to stock more of her prints, since I would have bought a bunch more. The folks over at Funhouser are great supporters of tiki, and have talked about a possible event or gathering at the Polynesian Room in the Waldorf Hotel! Wouldn't that be cool?!
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virani
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1438
From: Volcanic area of France
Posted: 2005-03-21 1:34 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-03-21 12:42, Tikiwahine wrote:
The folks over at Funhouser are great supporters of tiki, and have talked about a possible event or gathering at the Polynesian Room in the Waldorf Hotel! Wouldn't that be cool?!




The polynesian room is my first tiki experience in january 1999. There was party once a month by Blue Lizard production with concerts, DJ...it was fantastic. I love this place
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-03-21 1:41 pm   Permalink

I wish I was into tiki when I lived over there in '98, I would have been to that party every month!

 
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Jawa
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Joined: Mar 09, 2005
Posts: 225
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2005-03-22 06:22 am   Permalink

Hello everyone!
Yesterday I had my first 'find' of a mug in the wild. It is an Orchids of Hawaii R-5 mug!
As I have not been collecting for very long, I do not know the rarity or anything, but it was damn exciting to actually find something in a thrift store. I also got a small coconut bowl...both for $2.50!




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johntiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2002
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From: MD
Posted: 2005-03-22 08:10 am   Permalink

Jawa - the thrill of finding tiki in the wild never get's old - I found 2 Leilani mugs Friday at the Goodwill and was smiling ear to ear! Good luck on further tiki finds!
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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2005-03-22 11:13 am   Permalink

UTINI!!!

Jawa, That is the exact same mug I started my collection with. A great frind for a new collector! Good Luck in your future finds!
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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-03-22 12:44 pm   Permalink

I found a cute little unmarked fogcutter style mug yesterday. It's got a crazed white glaze with loosly painted palm trees on it.
Has anyone seen one of these before?
Maybe I should post a pic

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roadkutter
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Joined: Oct 08, 2002
Posts: 84
From: Vancouver, Canada
Posted: 2005-03-22 1:27 pm   Permalink

Post a pic Tikiwahine. I have two small coffee like cups with Fogcutter and a tallship on them, white.

Yesterday I found 2 Don the Beachcomber ceramic bamboo style mugs at Value Village for 2 bucks and also a Elvis live from Hawaii VIA SATELITTE double vinyl for 99 cents. Gotta love the King!


 
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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-03-22 2:15 pm   Permalink

roadkutter, I know the ones you're talking about! They're eally tiny, with little round handles on one side. I have 4, ok, 3, one broke.

The one I found is fogcutter style. Fogcutter mugs are tall, curvy and lack a handle, like this one from Trader Vic's:



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roadkutter
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From: Vancouver, Canada
Posted: 2005-03-22 2:26 pm   Permalink

Tikiwahine, sounds like you cleaned house at Funhauser, I'm sure Al was sure pleased you came in.

Didn't buy The Pizz - 5 Piece Stacker Set that's behind the front counter on display???

I was surprised at how good their prices are, thay have certainly got their market cornered in Vancouver.


 
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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-03-22 3:05 pm   Permalink

hey roadkutter, yep I had such a great time! I probably should have called ahead and warned them! I was just thinking about that set, wish I'd had a closer look at it. Blue is my favorite colour

It was fun playing 'got it, got it, need it, got it' with their tiki farm shelf. I bought some of the things I've wanted for some time, but knew would be expensive to ship up here. It really is a great shop, they've done a fantastic job decorating and stocking it.(and I LOVE the locally made bars he's selling)

I'll be one of their best customers, when I have the chance to get into town that is. Which is probably good for them, since I'm more likely to spend a wack of dough on a special road trip than if I lived locally.

He should get into serving a free beverage to customers like they did at the
Good Eye Gallery in DC. Non-alcoholic drinks in plastic mugs or something. That would be fun!
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